Are Your Senior Family Members Safe? What to Watch For This Holiday Season

As mobile as our society is today, it's a simple fact that adult children and their aging parents often live extreme distances from each other. If you're visiting your Mom or Dad or grandparents in Phoenix, Goodyear, or Glendale this holiday season, this may be the first time you've seen them in a year or more. Often, this is the time of year when family members first notice that an older loved … [Read more...]

November is National Family Caregivers Month: Plan to Honor a Phoenix Caregiver

Did you know that by proclamation of the U.S. Congress and President of the United States, November is National Family Caregivers Month? As such, all of us on The Krone Team would like to salute family caregivers across the Phoenix area and offer a few ideas on how you also can recognize those dedicated folks. If you are a caregiver, please know that we appreciate your hard work on behalf of … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Phoenix Home Health Care and Home Care Services

When an older senior or their family caregivers first approach any of us on The Krone Team about helping them sell a house, downsize, and possibly transition the senior to a smaller, more manageable living arrangement, one of the first things they often ask us concerns home health care. As Certified Senior Housing Professionals, it's our job to help seniors prepare for a late-in-life transition … [Read more...]

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Costs in Phoenix and Goodyear, Arizona

by Cheryl Krone As Goodyear, Glendale, and Litchfield Park real estate agents, and Certified Senior Housing Professionals, a significant part of our job on The Krone Team involves helping older seniors or their caregiver families sell a house in Phoenix and get ready for a late-in-life move. I came across this graphic that shows the ballpark prices associated with nursing home care and/or … [Read more...]

Make the Most of Your Golden Years With Homes for Sale in CantaMia at Estrella

Are you looking for a beautiful, relaxing neighborhood in which to enjoy your golden years? Then you will definitely want to consider CantaMia homes for sale in Goodyear, AZ. Designed specifically to enhance the baby boomer lifestyle, the 55-plus community of CantaMia is actually located within the 10,000-acre+ boundaries of the pristine, master planned community of Estrella. With new homes … [Read more...]

Understanding Mother-In-Law Cottages, Granny Pods (ADU) in Phoenix

Whether you call them granny flats, mother-in-law cottages, granny pods, or just a "guest house," renovating or constructing a second building on a property as a home for an aging parent makes a lot of sense. An opportunity to have Mom or Dad living as part of the family - yet maintaining a degree of privacy for all concerned - can be a perfect solution when the time comes for an older parent … [Read more...]

Free Family Caregivers Kit: Information and Advice on Medicare, Arizona Probate, and Power of Attorney

Let's face it: Handling financial issues and being responsible for the well-being of an incapacitated spouse or parent in Arizona can be a bit overwhelming. The U.S. government provides a wealth of online resources billed as the "Free Family Caregivers Kit." It's a collection of brochures and information designed to help family caregivers in Arizona and elsewhere navigate the issues and … [Read more...]

Arizona Senior Living Lifestyles Free Event Aug. 21, 2014

On August 19th, 1988 President Ronald Reagan, at the age of 77, signed Proclamation #5847, declaring August 21st as NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY. Keith Krone, of Realty One Group discovered this event and together with a group of senior service providers decided to create an event in the Southwest Valley to commemorate this special day. Palm Valley Community Center is the site of this First … [Read more...]

New Trend: Real Estate Agents for Older Phoenix Adults “On The Move”

Did you know that real estate agents do not come in “one-size-fits-all” form? In other words, Realtors all across the Phoenix area tend to specialize in particular niches or with certain types of client or properties. For example, although we work with families and individuals of all ages and demographics, we at The Krone Team have placed a particular emphasis on helping adults 55+, senior … [Read more...]

Home Safety Checklist for Phoenix Seniors Living Alone: What to Watch For

As Certified Senior Housing Professionals - Phoenix Realtors who specialize in real estate services and downsizing help for seniors - we've heard worried family members who have shared their concerns with us about an older loved one who is living alone. To help, we've put together these points on what to pay attention to if you believe that an older family member in Arizona is facing safety … [Read more...]